The Most Romantic Escapes Across Canada
From the old-world charm of Vieux Quebec to the swish chalets of Whistler, these dreamy destinations are the perfect place to rekindle a romance.
The Most Romantic Getaways in Canada
Quebec City, Quebec
With its old world charm, breathtaking architecture, and French-Canadian je ne sais quoi, Québec City is one of the most romantic getaways in Canada. Stroll arm in arm along the city’s 18th-century walls, browse in its stylish shops, and indulge in a candle-lit dinner in one of its many exquisite restaurants. Cobblestoned streets, hidden passageways and the imposing Chateau Frontenac—one of Canada’s greatest hotels—all add to Québec City’s fairy-tale allure.
Whistler, British Columbia
Imagine following up an afternoon spent sashaying down snowy mountain slopes, soaking in a steamy hot tub with your Valentine. Or perhaps you’d rather curl up together beside a roaring fire? In Whistler, you’re not only in luck, but you’re spoiled for romantic choice. The town famous for its exhilarating outdoor pursuits is also the west coast’s hotspot for couples’ getaways: the mix of cold outdoor activity and cozy indoor relaxation provides all the ingredients for an affectionate escape. Choose from a wide array of sumptuous inns, resorts and hotels to tickle your fancy.
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Popular for weddings and weekend getaways, Niagara-on-the-Lake is easily one of the most romantic getaways in Canada. Famous for its quaint beauty, the historic village is populated with colourful gardens and heritage buildings, many of which have been converted into inns, charming boutiques and celebrated restaurants. Take a horse drawn carriage ride through the town, enjoy a tasting tour at one of its world-famous wineries, or enjoy a show at the Shaw Festival after a spa break. Whatever your heart’s desire, Niagara-on-the-Lake is ready to play Cupid.
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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
What could be more romantic than cuddling up to your sweetheart in a four-star retreat deep in the Rocky Mountains? Welcome to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge where Alberta’s natural beauty will make your stay truly memorable. Open year-round, the Lodge plays host to a variety of outdoor adventures including skiing, skating, snowboarding, kayaking, and golf. When relaxation beckons, your cozy guest room, spacious suite (some feature fireplaces!), or luxury cabin awaits.
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Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Elegance and romance go hand-in-hand at Winnipeg’s historic Fort Garry Hotel. Opulent yet welcoming, the Fort Garry provides the best in hospitality, comfort and cuisine. Enjoy cocktails and live jazz in the Palm Lounge, tuck into the famous brunch buffet, and don’t forget to explore one of the nation’s most lavish spas on the hotel’s top floor. The Ten Spa will leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and ready for an evening of romance with that special someone.
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St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick
Nestled in the picturesque resort town of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, the historic Kingsbrae Arms is the perfect escape for couples seeking a quiet, romantic hideaway. Built in 1897, the luxurious boutique hotel prides itself on providing guests with unparalleled comfort, scrumptious dining and fine wines. Relax, recharge and rekindle your relationship in this beautiful setting where seaside golf courses, whale watching excursions, and art galleries await on your doorstep.
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